This article originally appeared on The Sun
TUCKED away on the English-Welsh border, Shropshire is home to ghostly sights and tantalising myths and mysteries.
The British county, which sits between West Midlands and Wales, has had its fair share of paranormal activity and unexplained tales of ghosts and ghouls, The Sunreports.
From creepy castles to spooky pubs, here are six of the most haunted places in Shropshire that will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up
1. SHREWSBURY CASTLE
An evil ghost called “Bloody Jack” who was the castle keeper in the 12th century is said to be lurking around the historic site.
He was reportedly a serial killer who murdered at least eight young women before he got caught and hung, drawn and quartered for his crimes.
2. CANNOCK CHASE
The “black-eyed girl” is said to haunt the ancient woodland of Cannock Chase since the 19th century.
Described as short, with black piercing eyes, there are many accounts of visitors claiming to see the girl.
People have also seen several sightings of “slender men” — long, stick-thin figures — on the Chase.
3. WHITE LADIES PRIORY
Right in the middle of the countryside, the old derelict ruins stand eight miles from Wolverhampton.
No-one really knows the story behind the priory but it’s been there since 1186.
Its name originates from the nuns who used to live there and wore white religious garments.
Visitors to the site have reported ghostly chants of prayer and music and seeing mystical white figures between the walls.
4. CONDOVER HALL, SHREWSBURY
The grand manor house is also one of the county’s most haunted venues.
A bloodstained hand print belonging to Lord Knyvett is said to randomly appear on the wall of the stairs to the basement.
He was allegedly stabbed at the top of the stairs by his butler, who was then sentenced to death.
But before that happened, the butler cursed the family and there hasn’t been an heir to the hall since.
5. LUDLOW CASTLE
Ludlow Castle has a famous ghost called Marion La Bruyere.
She fell for an enemy of the castle’s Lord and after one of their secret meetings, her lover left a rope dangling from her tower to let enemies in.
She was so angry she turned on her lover and slit his throat with his own sword and threw herself out of the tower.
It has been rumoured that in the early evenings in the tower, you can see her ghostly figure.
But if you visit the castle on the anniversary of her death you can sometimes hear her blood curdling screams.
6. PRINCE RUPERT HOTEL
Dubbed the most haunted hotel in Shrewsbury, guests have reported pillows being taken from rooms and found in lifts.
Others have claimed to have captured ghosts on camera.
7. KYNASTON’S CAVE
According to the legend, Humphrey Kynaston was a notorious highwayman and his horse used the cave to escape from the law.
These days it’s been reported that you can hear his horse’s hooves near the caves.